Creole in a Bowl

Creole in a Bowl

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 15
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 182.2
  • Total Fat: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 82.3 mg
  • Sodium: 500.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 15.1 g

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This is a crowd pleaser that is a wonderful alternative to chilli on a cold day! This is a crowd pleaser that is a wonderful alternative to chilli on a cold day!
Number of Servings: 15


    1 Tbls Oilve oil
    Green Bell Pepper- diced(1.5 cups or 1 pepper)
    Onion- peeped and diced(1.5-2 cups or one med onion)
    1 Package(20oz) Hot sausage( I use Jenny-O Turkey sausage)
    1 ten oz can MILD rotel tomato- (unless you like is SPICEY!)- undrained
    1 14.5oz can diced tomatos(I use hunt's fireroasted with garlic flavor)- ungrained
    One 15oz reduced sodium black beans-drained & rinsed well
    One 11oz can mexicorn
    5 cups water
    2 cups rinsed long grain rice( I like basmati)
    2 Tbls lemon juice
    16oz cooked salad shrimp- thawed
    2 Tbls fresh cilantro- well chopped


** hint: to make sausage easy to chop- microwave until almost cooked and allow to cool- then you can peel the casing off and chop.

In a LARGE pot( I use the bottom of a double boiler) add 1 Tbls olive oil, the green pepper, onion, and sausage- diced. Cook over med hi- stirring occasionally until sausage is well done and onion translucent( appx 10 min)
Add the undrained rotel and diced tomatos, the rinsed black beans, the undrained corn, water, rinsed rice and lime juice- stir well and bring to a roiling boil. Cook 2 or 3 min at a boil stirring. ( Add a bit of chicken bullion if you like just make sure it's a low sodium version!) LOwer heat to simmer and cook covered until rice is done and water is absorbed( about 45 minutes)

Add shrimp and stir to mix- cover and allow to stand 5 minutes.

sprinkle with fresh cilantro- allow guests to spoon into bowls....makes 15 generous one cup servings

Number of Servings: 15

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BIGOLEDIVA.

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  • Very Good
    great - 8/30/17

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  • Very Good
    grea - 8/29/17

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  • I love creole. - 8/29/17

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  • Incredible! husband LOVED this- we love anything creole! This was no exception! GOnna make your creole spaghetti tomorrow. Are you cajun? You sure know how to make some fabulous LA recipes! - 3/4/11

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